CMS Finalizes FY2020 Hospice Payment Update at 2.6 Percent, Rebases GIP, IRC, CHC Rates

–Delays Election Statement, Addendum Requirements Until FY2021 — NAHC will broadcast a webinar to explain the FY2020 Hospice Payment Rule from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern on Thursday, August 8, 2019. It is free to everyone so REGISTER NOW! On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted its…

MedPAC Supports Hospice Rebasing, Election/Addendum Requirements in FY2020 Proposed Rule

While the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) serves principally as an advisory body to the Congress, its role in oversight of Medicare payment policy means that it maintains an interest in annual payment and policy rules issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  MedPAC recently weighed in on the proposed fiscal year…

NAHC Addresses Rebasing, Addendum Proposals as Part of Hospice FY2020 Payment Rule Comments

On June 18, 2019, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) submitted extensive comments in response to “Medicare Program; FY 2020 Hospice Wage Index and Payment rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements.”  As part of the rule the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed policy changes with significant financial and…